US- After the death of Reverend Billy Graham at the age of 99, pastors, authors and faith leaders alike remembered the evangelist as someone with great humility and a passion for the Bible’s teachings.
Some have praised Graham- who preached to more than 200 million people in his lifetime- as “the most important evangelist since the Apostle Paul” and “one of the most faithful followers of Jesus.” Others recalled the impact he had on their faith or that of loved ones.
Here is how Graham is being remembered:
Franklin Graham who is the late reverend’s son, recalled something his father once said about Heaven.
“My father… was once asked, ‘Where is Heaven?’ he said, ‘Heaven is where Jesus is and I am going o him soon!’ This morning, he departed this world into eternal life in Heaven, prepared by the Lord Jesus Christ- the Saviour of the world- whom he proclaimed for 80 years,” said Franklin Graham.
Russel Moore also shared a message, saying: “I think the death of Billy Graham is a time for all of us to reflect on the hope that he preached- forgiveness of sins and peace with God through Jesus Christ.”
“I hope there’s a great deal of reflection, not just on what he did, but why.” Moore added.
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